Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet 'Morning Shift' #31: Ladies first October 22, 2012 By: Kate Dries Download Story [View the story "'Morning Shift' #31: Ladies first" on Storify]'Morning Shift' #31: Ladies firstOn Monday's Morning Shift, we pay tribute to George McGovern, talk about Amtrak high-speed rail, look at how the office of the first lady has evolved, and enjoy the music of Musikanto.Storified by · Mon, Oct 22 2012 07:10:21George McGovernwo_shi_big_stomachFirst, former Congressman and Senator and onetime presidential candidate George McGovern died this weekend. McGovern famously expressed his strong opposition to the Vietnam War when running in the 1972 race. He was defeated in a landslide by Richard Nixon. He’s also credited for shaping the Democratic Party in many ways. Sen. Dick Durbin remembers his legacy.Former U.S. Sen George McGovern dead at 90Former senator, presidential nominee dies at 90. George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way - an...A hero of war, George McGovern became a champion for peace. Michelle and I share our thoughts and prayers with his family. -boBarack Obama“I’m tired of old men dreaming up wars for young men to fight.” - George McGovern http://nyti.ms/PjtA1pAnthony De RosaThen, WBEZ’s Tony Arnold took the inaugural ride on the new high speed rail train from Joliet to Normal, IL. He breaks down the trip.Inaugural high speed rail train whips through IllinoisUsually, trains traveled about 79 miles per hour through the corridor between Dwight and Pontiac, Ill., but the trains can now start goin...Conservative hang up with high-speed rail is why we can't have nice things in this country. It's like being down on pizza because libs like.Miguel GomezNext, WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe has the latest on Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. The Democratic congressman from Illinois’ 2nd District has been in the news, as he’s been working through some health issues at the Mayo Clinic. WBEZ last week learned about his latest robocall to constituents, asking them to be patient with him during this period. And, WBEZ news producer Lauren Chooljian looks ahead to that and other stories the station is following.The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his congressman son is heading back to the Mayo Clinic for a checkup: http://apne.ws/RTSN1E -MSThe Associated PressThen, over the years, first ladies have been media celebrities, sly fashionistas, and social and political activists. Cormac O’Brien, author of Secret Lives of the First Ladies and Chicago magazine contributing writer Carol Felsenthal examine the evolving role of presidential wives and how we view them. And WBEZ theater critic and history buff Jonathan Abarbanel quizzes listeners on first lady trivia. To play along, call 312.923.9239.A quiz on first ladiesResident history blogger John Schmidt is out Monday and so in his stead, we rounded up WBEZ theatre critic Jonathan Abarbanel, who has a ...The Evolving Role of the First Lady - C-SPAN Video LibraryParticipants spoke about the role of the first lady and how it had evolved as the nation changed during various eras. Among the topics ad...Finally, singer-songwriter Mike Musikanto breathes Chicago grittiness into his own, personal brand of Americana music. His sophomore release, Sky of Dresses, rode a small wave of critical acclaim. Musikanto is gearing up to record his third album, and stops by Studio 6 to talk about his urban folk music and perform songs from his body of work.Musikanto - Every Which Waygrapejuicerecords Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia A quiz on first ladies Next post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia 'Morning Shift' #32: Sit and be counted View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?